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Final Update: Safeway Shooting, Aug. 28, 2022 - 12/01/22

This release will serve as the final update for the City of Bend Police Department’s investigation into the shooting at Safeway on Aug. 28, 2022.

As of Dec. 1, Bend Police have found no evidence that anyone other than the suspect was involved in case #2022-00051266.  

In the days following the Aug. 28 incident at Safeway, our Department received dozens of public records requests for video and reports related to the case. We denied those requests because it was an active investigation. Now that we are no longer actively investigating the case, we are releasing our department’s 398 pages of reports and a video used in our investigation. The Bend Police Department understands the public interest in this incident, and this release is meant to satisfy that interest and to demonstrate the accuracy of information previously released by our Department. 

You can access these reports and video by going to https://www.bendoregon.gov/government/departments/police/records-division, then clicking on “Document Releases” under the Media Records Releases section. The video and reports are in a folder labeled “Released 12_01_2022 at 1000 Safeway Shooting Reports and Video.” 

The violence depicted in this video is horrific, and the Bend Police Department advises the public to take caution in viewing this video and reading these reports. The Police Department also asks media outlets to be thoughtful in what they choose to share. 

The video was created with help from Major Incident Team partners. It is the product of investigative work that stitches together surveillance videos from a Ring camera, Costco, Big Lots and Safeway to provide a detailed account of the suspect's path from the Fox Hollow Apartments into Safeway, where he shot and killed shopper Glenn Bennett and employee Donald Surrett before dying by suicide. The video is 5 minutes, 16 seconds long. There is no sound, and all faces have been redacted. All incidents of grievous injury and death have been redacted as well.

At the bottom of this release, you’ll find a detailed timeline to help interpret the video.

Reports show that after our on-duty officers’ initial response to the scene, the entire Central Oregon Emergency Response Team, as well as approximately 30 off-duty members of the Bend Police Department, responded to the scene. In addition to Bend Police resources, dozens of law enforcement officers from other agencies, including the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Redmond Police Department, Oregon State Police, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Crook County Sheriff’s Office, Prineville Police Department and Sunriver Police Department responded and assisted in our investigation. Those responding units assisted with everything from evidence collection and investigation to scene security, witness interviews, non-related patrol calls and response to additional reports of threats to the community in the aftermath of the Safeway shooting, all of which were ultimately unfounded. We are thankful to our neighboring agencies for assisting the Bend Police Department on this case. 

In addition, Bend Police received further assistance from Bend Fire & Rescue, Redmond Fire & Rescue, the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office, City of Bend Public Works, the Oregon Department of Transportation, St. Charles Bend and the Oregon State Police crime lab. We appreciate these agencies’ efforts as well. 

As previously noted, this was an extremely large, involved crime scene. Law enforcement interviewed and contacted more than 80 people – witnesses or those otherwise related to the incident. Our Department collected at least 173 pieces of evidence, as well as at least 90 videos and sets of photos supporting our investigation.  

In preparation for the release of this information, our Department provided advance notice to both Safeway management and the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office Victims Assistance, who communicated with victims’ families to ensure they were aware of this forthcoming release. 

The Community Assistance Center will provide support to anyone who is struggling and would like additional support. One-on-one or small group support will be available Friday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 4, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Crisis Stabilization Center, 63311 NE Jamison St., in Bend. The Community Assistance Center is a partnership between Deschutes County Health Services, the DA Victims Assistance Program, and St. Charles Health System. Spanish translation services will be available. Please note the Stabilization Center is closed to media. In addition, here are some mental health resources for those who may find the information contained in the reports and video upsetting: Deschutes County Mental Health Recommended Resources | Deschutes County Oregon

TIMELINE

0:00-0:03: Ring camera surveillance shows the suspect moving through Fox Hollow Apartments. He is already shooting. 

00:04: View switches to depict three cameras. The lower lefthand camera is Ring camera surveillance from a Fox Hollow apartment, upper righthand camera is from Costco facing east (and is very dirty, making viewing difficult), and the main view is from the rear dock of Costco. 

00:10-11: Suspect is visible in Ring footage.

00:53-01:34: Suspect can be seen walking from Fox Hollow Apartments through the parking lot between Costco and Old Navy. Old Navy does not have surveillance cameras. 

01:34: View switches to show east-facing Costco view and internal view of Big Lots. 

01:43: Suspect is no longer visible on the east-facing Costco camera. 

01:45-02:00: People inside Big Lots react to gunshots in the parking area and take cover. 

02:00: View switches to show only inside of Big Lots. 

02:29: Additional view added showing doors to Big Lots.

02:48-02:52: Shots are fired into the front doors of Big Lots.

02:52-02:59: Suspect is visible walking past the windows of Big Lots. 

03:03: View switches to show two angles of Safeway’s west entrance.  

03:18-03:27: Smoke from suspect’s rounds is visible in the west entrance as suspect enters Safeway. 

03:33-03:35: View switches to show west entry to Safeway as well as south-facing view of aisles. 

03:36: Suspect shoots Glenn Bennett near the west entry of Safeway.

03:39: View switches to show self-checkout area. 

03:41-03:53: Suspect moves east through the store, as seen on aisle cameras. 

03:53-04:08: Suspect moves north down aisle 11.

04:08: View changes to show west-facing view of the rear of the store. 

04:08-04:10: Shopper can be seen tripping and falling to the ground in the meat department as suspect moves east near the rear of the store.

04:11: View changes to show additional view of the rear of the store, including produce section. Safeway employee Donald Surrett can be seen crouching behind an endcap in front of a melon display. 

04:14-04:25: Suspect approaches shopper in the meat department, throws his glasses, then interacts with shopper before shooting the floor nearby. 

04:29: View switches to show two views of the produce section (lower lefthand is a north-facing camera, main view is a west-facing camera). 

04:29-04:37: Suspect moves east through the rear of the store. 

04:37-04:39: Donald Surrett attacks the suspect. 

04:39-04:46: Donald Surrett is shot and killed by the suspect. 

04:47: An additional view of the east entrance is added to the video. 

04:50: Two Bend Police officers can be seen entering the east Safeway entrance as the suspect moves through the produce section. 

04:53-04:56: The suspect sits down in the produce section and shoots himself. 

04:56: Officers react to the sound of the gunshot and run toward the produce section. 

05:04-05:15: Four responding officers arrive in the produce section.  

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UPDATE: Mckenzie has been located (Photo) - 11/29/22

Regarding the last release, Mckenzie has been located.  No further assistance is needed.  

Date: Nov. 28, 2022

Case #: 2022-00070905

Incident: Bend Police seek assistance in locating missing juvenile 

Date / Time of Incident: Nov. 28, 2022 / 7:02 p.m. 

Location: 200 block of NE Second Street, Bend

Bend Police are asking the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile who is considered missing and at risk.

McKenzie Rianne Clifton, 16, is described as Hispanic, standing 4 feet 11 inches, with a thin build. Her hair is dark on top, turning blonde halfway down.  

She was last seen at approximately 7 p.m. at the warming shelter at 275 NE Second Street. She was wearing a black matte jacket, black pants and a bright green sleeping bag. 

She left the area with an unknown male, who is described as white, 5 feet 9 inches, with a goatee and possibly wearing a brown, UPS-style uniform. 

He was driving a black Jeep Cherokee with Arizona plate #BLP1543. Their direction of travel is unknown.  

Anyone with information on McKenzie’s whereabouts is asked to call nonemergency dispatch at 541-693-6911.

Attached Media Files: McKenzie 3 , McKenzie 2 , McKenzie 1
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UPDATE: Suspect in two weekend assaults taken into custody (Photo) - 11/28/22

UPDATE

This afternoon, Bend Police determined Sommerset was in a trailer on Hunnell Road. At approximately 5:05 p.m., Bend Police activated the Central Oregon Emergency Response Team to respond to Sommerset’s location. Over the course of several hours, CERT and Bend Police repeatedly ordered Sommerset out of the trailer. He did not respond. Bend Police applied for and received a search warrant to the trailer. CERT members then forced entry into the trailer and K-9 Kim was deployed. Sommerset was taken into custody at approximately 8:35 p.m. and was transported to St. Charles Bend. 

 

Date: Nov. 28, 2022

Case #: 2022-00070632

Incident: Bend Police looking for suspect in two weekend assaults

Date / Time of Incident: Nov. 27, 2022 / 7 a.m. 

Location: Empire Avenue & N Highway 97, Bend

Suspect: Kenneth James Sommerset, 35-year-old Bend resident 

Charges: Robbery I, Theft II, Aggravated Assault II

Bend Police are looking for 35-year-old Bend resident Kenneth James Sommerset, who is suspected of committing two assaults in the Hunnell Road area over the weekend.

On Sunday, Nov. 27 at approximately 7:58 a.m., Bend Police responded to a report of a man stumbling southbound on U.S. Highway 97 with blood all over his face. 

When officers responded, the victim reported a man had pistol whipped him on Hunnell Road. The victim reported a man approached him and struck him with what may have been a CO2 gun, then pointed the gun at him and emptied the victim’s pockets, taking his wallet and cigarettes. The victim was transported to St. Charles Bend for treatment of his injuries.

In a separate incident, Sommerset is suspected of spraying bear spray into another person’s face during an argument on Sunday evening. 

Attached Media Files: Press Release
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Press Release
Man arrested after hostage situation (Photo) - 11/28/22

Date: Nov. 28, 2022

Case #: 2022-00070584

Incident:  Man arrested after hostage situation 

Date / Time of Incident: Nov. 26, 2022 / 8:53 p.m. 

Location: 60000 block of Alpine Drive, Bend

Arrested: Austin Michael Supica, 36-year-old Bend resident

Charges: Kidnapping I, Burglary I, In-State Warrant

On Saturday, Nov. 26 at approximately 8:53 p.m., Bend Police were called to a home in the 60000 block of Alpine Drive on a report of an unwanted subject. 

The man, identified as 36-year-old Austin Michael Supica, was reportedly refusing to leave the home and was armed with a flare gun and threatening to shoot himself with it. Supica had been at the house earlier in the night and had been asked to leave, but had returned and forced his way into the home. 

When officers arrived, two people in the home were able to leave, but Supica refused to allow a third person to exit. 

After Supica repeatedly refused to leave the home and continued to prevent another person from leaving, the Central Oregon Emergency Response Team was activated and arrived at approximately 10:05 p.m. 

The hostage escaped the home at around 10:34 p.m. while Supica was using the bathroom. Once Supica was the only person remaining in the house, CERT negotiators were able to talk him out of the house. At 10:45 p.m., Supica exited the residence and was taken into custody without incident. 

He was lodged at the Deschutes County Jail on charges of first-degree kidnapping, first-degree burglary and the felony in-state warrant.

Bend Police thanks the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office for its assistance providing a K-9 in this incident.

Attached Media Files: Press Release
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Six arrested for DUII in 48-hour period over weekend (Photo) - 11/21/22

Date: Nov. 21, 2022

Case #s: 
2022-00069391
2022-00069535
2022-00069549
2022-00069570
2022-00069571
2022-00069662

Incident: Bend Police arrest six people for DUII over the weekend

Dates of Incidents: Nov. 18-20, 2022

Over the course of 48 hours this weekend, Bend Police arrested six people for driving under the influence of intoxicants. 

At approximately 8:23 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, Bend Police responded to a vehicle that had crashed into a yard in the 21000 block of Annie Lane in Bend. The driver was subsequently arrested for DUII – alcohol.  

Around 8:18 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, Bend Police pulled over a vehicle that was speeding on NE Greenwood Ave. The driver was subsequently arrested for DUII – alcohol. 

An hour and a half later, at approximately 9:43 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, Bend Police pulled over a vehicle that failed to stop while leaving the parking lot of Fred Meyer. The driver was subsequently arrested for DUII – alcohol and marijuana.

Less than three hours later, at approximately 12:26 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, Bend Police pulled over a vehicle for a variety of offenses, including failure to maintain a lane. The driver was subsequently arrested for DUII – alcohol. 

About an hour later at 1:28 a.m., on Sunday, Nov. 20, Bend Police arrested a DUII driver who was also involved in a hit-and-run crash at Cascade West. 

And at about 6:09 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, Bend Police arrested a DUII driver at the gas pumps at Fred Meyer in Bend. 

With the holidays fast approaching, Bend Police would like to remind community members that impaired driving is illegal, and we encourage individuals to use ride share opportunities or arrange for a sober driver. We also encourage community members to report if they suspect a DUII driver by calling the non-emergency dispatch line at 541-693-6911, or 911 for an emergency. 

Attached Media Files: Press Release
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Troutdale teacher arrested in online sex sting in Bend (Photo) - 11/14/22

Date: Nov. 14, 2022

Case #: 2022-00066710

Incident: Troutdale teacher arrested in online sex sting

Date / Time of Incident: Nov. 11, 2022 / 8 p.m. 

Location: 63000 block of North Highway 97, Bend

Arrested: Edward Hernandez-Corchado, 26-year-old Portland resident

Charges: Online sexual corruption of a child I, attempted rape III, attempted sodomy III, attempted encouraging child sex abuse III, attempted contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor, luring a minor for sexual conduct

On Friday, Nov. 11, Bend Police arrested a Troutdale teacher after an investigation into online sexual predators. 

Beginning on Friday, Nov. 4, an officer engaged in online messaging with a 26-year-old man from Portland, later identified as Edward Hernandez-Corchado. The officer told Hernandez-Corchado that she was a 15-year-old female from Central Oregon. Hernandez-Corchado continued contacting the officer and making sexual statements, and then began making plans to meet up in person at Target in Bend to engage in sexual acts with her. 

On Friday, Nov. 11, the officer and Hernandez-Corchado arranged to meet at Target at 8 p.m. so he could take her to a hotel. Hernandez-Corchado specifically traveled from the Portland area intending to commit sexual acts with an underage girl. When Hernandez-Corchado arrived at the store, he was arrested and taken into custody. 

Hernandez-Corchado is a social studies teacher at Reynolds High School in Troutdale. 

Hernandez-Corchado was transported to the Deschutes County Jail on the above charges. Bend Police believe there may be additional victims. Anyone with information is asked to call the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 503-988-0560. 

Attached Media Files: Press Release
Man arrested for menacing and unlawful use of a firearm - 11/13/22

Date: November 13, 2022

Case #: 2022-00068329

Incident: Man arrested for menacing and unlawful use of a firearm 

Date / Time of Incident: Nov. 13, 2022 / 4:13 p.m. 

Location: 60000 block of Clausen Drive, Bend 

Arrested: Tanner McGuire Edwards, 27-year-old Bend resident

Charges: Menacing, Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Firearm)

At approximately 4:13 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, Bend Police responded to the area of Clausen Drive and Grandview Drive for a report of a dispute involving a firearm being discharged.    

According to the victim and witnesses, Edwards and the victim were in a verbal altercation.  Edwards then removed his firearm from his holster and shot one round into the ground.  No injuries were sustained.  

Responding officers contacted Tanner McGuire Edwards, 27, in his trailer and took him into custody without incident. He was transported to the Deschutes County Jail on the above charges.  

 

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Pair arrested after series of car break-ins and vehicle thefts (Photo) - 11/04/22

Date: Nov. 4, 2022

Case #s: 
2022-00065493
2022-00064874
2022-00064745
2022-00064507
2022-00061193

Incident: Pair arrested for series of car break-ins, vehicle thefts

Arrested: Emmett James Jackson, 28-year-old Bend resident
Abigail Leanne Wells, 20-year-old Salem resident

Charges
Jackson: Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle x3, Unauthorized Entry Into a Motor Vehicle x3, Theft II, Theft III, Out-of-County Warrants x4, Parole Violation
Wells: Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle x2

Between Oct. 11 and Oct. 30, Bend Police received multiple reports of stolen vehicles and car break-ins throughout the city of Bend, primarily in Northeast Bend. In one of those cases, a Jeep Cherokee reportedly pulled up to the scene, a passenger exited and stole a running vehicle. That vehicle was recovered. Another vehicle, stolen from the Vogt Road area on Oct. 27, was located by officers on Hunnell Road. 

On Oct. 30 at approximately 1:30 p.m., a Bend Police officer was in the area of Hunnell and Loco roads when he spotted a gray Jeep Cherokee with no front plate. The back plate on the Jeep returned stolen. Officers conducted a stop on the vehicle in the Lowe’s parking lot. The driver, identified as Emmett Jackson, had warrants out of Polk, Marion and Linn counties. Inside the vehicle officers found stolen property from multiple car break-ins. The Jeep was also stolen.

Jackson was booked into the Deschutes County Jail on charges including three counts each of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, as well as Theft II and Theft III. 

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, Bend Police arrested 20-year-old Abigail Leanne Wells, Jackson’s suspected accomplice in the thefts. She was lodged at the Deschutes County Jail on two counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. 

Bend Police are asking the public to report any suspicious activity, car break-ins or stolen vehicles that took place during this timeframe and may be connected to this case, and to share any video surveillance that may be linked to these crimes. Contact nonemergency dispatch at 541-693-6911. 

Attached Media Files: Press Release
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Update #3: Bend Police ask for community assistance in fatal hit-and-run in NW Bend (Photo) - 11/04/22

UPDATE #3: As Bend Police detectives continue their investigation into this incident, they’ve learned that there may be additional community members who stopped to render aid, but may not have actually witnessed the event. 

Detectives need to interview those people who stopped to render aid or assist in the aftermath of the incident. Those community members are asked to contact Detective Sgt. Tommy Russell at 541-312-7955 and leave a message with their contact information. 

 

UPDATE #2: Bend Police are providing a surveillance photo of the suspect vehicle in Thursday’s fatal hit-and-run at the 14th and Newport roundabout. The vehicle is a dark-colored, larger SUV, possibly a Chevrolet Suburban, Lincoln Navigator or Cadillac Escalade. The vehicle was described by witnesses as clean and shiny, possibly a 2008 to 2012 model. 

An investigation indicates that after striking the victim in the northwest portion of the roundabout, the vehicle traveled south on NW 14th Street toward Galveston Avenue. It then traveled west on NW Galveston Avenue. Bend Police ask the public in that area to review any camera footage from Thursday, Oct. 27 between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. 

Please contact Bend Police through our nonemergency dispatch line at 541-693-6911 with any information on this case. 

 

UPDATE: The victim in this hit-and-run crash, identified as 76-year-old Walter James Lane, has died from his injuries. Bend Police continue to investigate this incident and are seeking public assistance in locating the driver. More information may be forthcoming. 

 

Date: Oct. 28, 2022

Incident #: 2022-00064923

Incident: Serious Injury Hit and Run Crash

Date / Time of incident: Oct. 27th, 2022 / 9:31 pm

Victim:  76-year-old male adult / Bend resident

Location:  NW Newport Ave / NW 14th St roundabout

Narrative:

On Thursday, October 27th at 9:31 pm, Bend Police responded to a male down with injury at the NW Newport and NW 14th St round-a-bout.  Investigation revealed the severely injured male was the victim of a Felony Hit and Run motor vehicle crash.  The victim was transported by Bend Fire to St. Charles Hospital where he remains in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.  The cause and details of the crash remain under investigation.

Bend Police are seeking the public's help in locating the suspect and vehicle, which fled the scene after the crash, described as follows: 

Suspect vehicle: Described as being a dark colored larger SUV, possibly a Lincoln Navigator, Cadillac Escalade or Chevrolet Suburban.  The vehicle was described as clean, shiny and possibly a 2008 to 2012 model.

Suspect: Described as a white male adult, 40-60 years of age, 5'10"-6'00", 180 lbs., medium build with brown hair and a scruffy brown beard.

If anyone has information regarding this incident, please contact the Bend Police Department at the non-emergency number of 541-693-6911. 

Attached Media Files: Suspect Vehicle